August 2, 2021

LIVE – Regional: slight increase in participation at noon compared to the first round

Thierry Mariani votes in Avignon

The candidate of the National Rally in the PACA region went to vote in a school in Avignon around noon.

He came out on top in the first round of the regional elections, neck-to-neck with LR candidate Thierry Mariani.

12.66% participation at noon, a very slight increase compared to the first round

A very slight democratic revival? At noon, the turnout was 12.66% for the second round of regional and departmental elections, according to official figures released by the Ministry of the Interior.

It is a very slight increase compared to the first round, marked by a historic abstention. At the same time last week, 12,22% French people had come to the polls.

12.66% participation at noon © Screenshot of the antenna

It is also still far below the figures for 2015, where 19.59% of voters came to fulfill their civic duty at the same time. In 2010, this figure stood at 18.57%, compared to 16.55% in 2004.

Time of the vote for Marine Le Pen, candidate for the departmental

The president of the National Rally went to vote in her stronghold of Hénin-Beaumont in Hauts-de-France. It is for the departmental elections that Marine Le Pen is a candidate today, having given way to Sébastien Chenu for the regional ballot.

A ballot marked by a triangular between the candidate RN, the outgoing president Xavier Bertrand and the representative of the Union of the Left Karima Delli.

Vote in Vélizy for Valérie Pécresse, candidate in Île-de-France

Same place same time as last week for Valérie Pécresse. The head of the list in Île-de-France went to the Vélizy polling station in the Yvelines to fulfill her duty as a citizen.

In the region, his list (Free!) Came first in the first round with just over 36% of the vote. More than 20 points ahead of his three rivals of the day; RN Jordan Bardella, environmentalist Julien Bayou (who has since made an agreement with the rest of the left) and walker Laurent Saint-Martin. The results in the Ile-de-France polling stations will not be known until late this evening, since they will not close until 8 p.m.

Candidate for re-election, Laurent Wauquiez voted

The outgoing president and LR candidate in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes presented himself this morning in one of the polling stations in Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire).

In the first round, he had collected 43.85% of the votes, there are now two lists in front of him, that of Fabienne Grébert (Union de Gauche) and that of Andréa Kotarac (National Assembly).

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, first figure of the left to vote

It is Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s turn to put his ballot in the ballot box in Marseille for this second round of regional and departmental elections. The LFI leader is the first leftist political figure to come to the polling station this morning.

“Voted” for Xavier Bertrand in Hauts-de-France

The candidate for re-election in Hauts-de-France went to the polling station of his stronghold of Saint-Quentin (Aisne), a city of which he was mayor.

In the first round, there were seven lists in the region, there are only three in contention today: that of Xavier Betrand, that of Sébastien Chenu (RN) and that of Karima Delli (Union de la Gauche )

In Réunion, a participation rate of 16.82% at noon

As in mainland France, very few people from Réunion had come to the for the first round of these regional and departmental elections in 2021, with an abstention rate of 63%.

Will it be the same for this second round? That’s the big question, but the numbers are better than last week so far. According to figures communicated by the prefecture of Reunion, at 12 noon, the participation rate is 16.82% for this second round against 11.81% at the same time last Sunday

In the previous elections, in 2015, it was 21.86%.

Jordan Bardella in Saint-Denis to vote

The vice-president of the National Gathering went to the polls of a polling station in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis) for this second round of regional and departmental elections.

Jordan Bardella is at the top of the list for regional in Île-de-France. In the first round, he came in second behind outgoing president Valérie Pécresse. The list of the Union de la Gauche led by Julien Bayou and that of Laurent Saint-Martin (LaRem) are also in the running.

Jean Castex voted in Prades in the Pyrénées-Orientales

The Prime Minister made his choice this morning for the regional and departmental elections. He went to one of the polling stations in Prades, a town where he was mayor for 12 years.

In Occitania, the presidential majority is not represented for this second round, where three lists were maintained. The PS, the National Rally and the Republicans participate in this triangular.

Nicolas Sarkozy votes in the 16th arrondissement of Paris

The former President of the Republic went to the Lycée Jean de La Fontaine in the 16th arrondissement of Paris to vote in the second round of regional and departmental elections.

After putting his ballot in the ballot box, Nicolas Sarkozy took some photos with people present at the polling station. Namely that in Île-de-France, it is a quadrangular which is in place, with the maintenance of four lists for the second round.

Renaud Muselier also goes to the polls

The outgoing president of the PACA region and candidate for re-election also moved early to vote in the second round of these regional and departmental elections.

In the first round, the candidate had garnered nearly 32% of the vote in his region and came in second behind his opponent RN Thierry Mariani.

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Former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe voted

As for the first round, the former Prime Minister and mayor of Le Havre moved early to one of the polling stations in his city to fulfill his duty as a citizen. In Normandy, four candidates held on for the second round.

And like last week, it was electronically that Édouard Philippe voted this morning.

Polling stations have opened

The polling stations have just opened, this Sunday, at 8 am in metropolitan France for the second round of regional and departmental elections. After a record abstention during the first round, 45 million French women and men are called to the polls for the very last electoral meeting before the presidential election of 2022.

On this occasion, voters must elect regional and departmental councilors for a six-year term. The main skills of the regions are transport, high schools and vocational training. Colleges, RSA or other social assistance come under the departments.

Polling stations open at 8:00 a.m.

As in the first round, the polling stations open at 8:00 am in metropolitan France.

More than 45 million voters are called to the polls to choose future regional and departmental councilors, for a six-year term.

Is abstention the big winner again?

The first round of regional and departmental elections was essentially marked by very strong abstention.

Although expected, it broke previous records to reach 66.72%. A record since the referendum on the five-year term on September 24, 2000, when 69.8% of voters did not attend.

This week has therefore seen this subject discussed at length by politicians. Enough to re-mobilize public opinion?